Algeria Hopes to Join BRICS Alliance in 2023 - President
06:41 GMT 23.12.2022 (Updated: 14:09 GMT 14.02.2023)
© AP Photo / Toufik DoudouA man waves an Algerian flag as war planes fly during a military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of Algeria's independence, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in Algiers.
© AP Photo / Toufik Doudou
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Algeria is hoping to join the BRICS alliance of the largest developing economies in 2023, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Thursday night.
"God willing, 2023 will be the year when Algeria joins BRICS," Tebboune said in a televised appearance on the national broadcaster.
Algeria submitted the official application to join BRICS in November. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that Moscow welcomes Algeria's intention to join the alliance.
BRICS is an informal association of the world's major developing economies, which was formed in 2006 to enhance cooperation between these nations and elaborate common approaches to global economic challenges. Along with Algeria, a number of other countries, including Argentina, Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, have expressed their interest in joining the group over the past months and years.